Johanna Mehl is a designer, design scholar, and educator. Her research topics, interests, and teaching areas connect design, architecture, and art to the environmental humanities with a focus on futurisms and fiction and a special interest in anything related to the city as a field of study.
She holds a B.A. in Communication Design from the Niederrhein University of Applied Science and an M.A. in Art and Design Studies from the University of the Arts Folkwang, Essen.
Next to her artistic and curatorial practice, she has taught in the fields of media and design theory at different design schools across Europe. She has also worked as the program coordinator of the M.A. in Integrated Design at KISD (Köln International School of Design). She recently started a fellowship at the TU Dresden (Technische Universität Dresden), continuing her Ph.D. research on emancipatory design practices in the Anthropocene.